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If we design a platform that is more a “flexible grid” than a “rigid platform” we can get much more platform extension with much less structural material necessary.

If you have a look at mangroves you see that nature uses that principle of “somewhat rigid” and “somewhat flexible” elements with a lot of waterspace between the structural elements.

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This is a very efficient way to build up big islands that can stand strong storms.

I would suggest the seastar platform grid as a base for a semi rigid island with distributed buoyancy in the sense of billswifts distributed bouyancy concept.

Reference : Seastar Platform

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Regardless how practical it is do you see how powerful mankind is? We build islands that can stand any weather conditions when we do need them. Interesting how our technologies will develop in future.

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this is the next step of our natural evolution - go global - conquer all elements on the planet....



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